DIY Textured Vase upcycle

Today, I'm sharing a tutorial for making a DIY textured vase aged with baking soda and paint.

What we need

Supplies – Water-based Primer – Brown chalk paintBeige chalk paintBaking sodaWhite-colored chalk paintDark wax – ....................

How the vase looked before upcycling with chalk paint and baking soda. You can take an ugly thrift store vase and turn it into a gorgeous restoration hardware or pottery barn dupe.

Do it in just five steps

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The final result is a beautiful statement piece with a textured matte finish with an aged look.


Spray the floor vase with one coat of primer. Make sure to do this outside, and don't forget to wear a breathing mask.

Mix chalk paint with baking soda. Once the paint has enough texture and is not too dry, start painting it onto the vase.


Mix up some of the lighter chalk paint with some baking soda. Randomly brush on the second color to create an uneven texture.


Scrunch up a rag and dip it into the white paint. Dab some of the paint onto a piece of cardboard first. Dab the scrunched rag randomly all over the vase.


Lastly, dab dark wax onto the textured vase. Use a circular motion to spread the wax and give it a smudged look.


Voilá !

A DIY textured vase!  (AKA aged vessel).  The result is truly amazing for a project that doesn't cost much money! 

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